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783-yard, par-6 hole is longest in European Tour history

Par-6 hole at Penati Golf Resort
EuropeanTour.com
This marker on the tee box of the 15th hole of the Legends course at the Penati Golf Resort warns of what lies ahead.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, July 09, 2015 | 7:15 p.m.

Robert Streb's sand wedge has an awesome inscription this week

Robert Streb
Getty Images
Robert Streb's sand wedge, after serving as his putter last week, now boasts an encouraging message.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, July 09, 2015 | 6:09 p.m.

Hell Bunker at St. Andrews rebuilt ahead of Open Championship

Hell Bunker at St. Andrews
St. Andrews Links Trust via YouTube
Course workers laid in new sod faces and dropped in 60 tons of new sand during the rebuilding of the Hell Bunker at St. Andrews.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, July 09, 2015 | 1:54 p.m.

Phil Mickelson planning visit to Muirfield, where he won 2013 Open

Phil Mickelson
USA Today Sports Images
Phil Mickelson calls Muirfield "a very emotional place for me," and says his win there is "probably the most special victory of my career."
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Published: Wednesday, July 08, 2015 | 7:23 p.m.

Bubba Watson to paint over Confederate Flag on General Lee

Bubba Watson
USA Today Sports Images
Bubba Watson plans to swap the Stars and Bars for the Stars and Stripes on the roof of the General Lee.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Friday, July 03, 2015 | 1:19 a.m.

Neal Lancaster's ace destroys cup at U.S. Senior Open

New hole being cut
U.S. Golf Association via Twitter
The U.S. Golf Association tweeted out this photo of a course worker digging a new hole at Del Paso Country Club after Neal Lancaster's hole-in-one destroyed the original one.

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Sunday, June 28, 2015 | 3:46 p.m.

Zach Johnson gets a tweet from Zach Johnson

Zach Johnson and Zach Johnson
PGA.com
Zach Johnson from Utah (left) is playing with a little extra spring in his step after getting an encouraging tweet from former Masters champion Zach Johnson (right) today.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Sunday, June 28, 2015 | 1:50 p.m.

Planning ahead helps PGA Professional National Championship start on time

Philadelphia Cricket Club
PGA.com
Signs of the Saturday's storm were nowhere to be found on the Wissahickon course Sunday morning.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Sunday, June 28, 2015 | 10:23 a.m.

Jordan Spieth could be like American Pharoah, says Ben Crenshaw

Jordan Spieth and Ben Crenshaw
USA Today Sports Images
Ben Crenshaw, who practiced with Jordan Spieth at the Masters, says Spieth's popularity could go into "hyperspace" if he wins the Open Championship.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 | 2:53 p.m.

Jordan Spieth's U.S. Open trophy meets his green jacket

Jordan Spieth
USA Today Sports Images
Winning this trophy on Sunday led Jordan Spieth to create the pair of Instagram posts below.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 | 10:49 p.m.

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